The wonderful thing about me though, one of the things I really, really love, is that I have learned how to get myself out of that crappy place pretty quickly. I know the tools that work most of the time.
Yesterday, I used some of the tools late in the day.
The first thing I did was call a friend.
In this case, I called my very best friend. I called my sweet hubby, David.
I asked him if he felt like heading to the seacoast for a beach visit after work. He didn't hesitate to say yes. I think he could hear some of that desperation in my voice.
So at 5:30, after a stop at the post office to mail some HOPE NOTES, we headed down the 101 to Hampton Beach.
Soaking up the smell, sights and sounds of those magnificent waves...
We saw lots of people cheating (okay, breaking the law) and bringing their dogs for a frolic after the sun worshipers and life guards had left for the day...
(You can bet that Chica is making the next after work trip to the beach with us ! It is worth the risk of a fine to me !)
We watched the surfers in their wet suits enjoying their playtime in spite of some ominous black clouds heading in and flashes of lightening far in the distance.
We hunted for the perfect heart shaped rock among the millions...
And ended up finding it close to the water's edge instead !
So perfect was this rock that it actually has two perfect hearts in it (didn't get a picture of the second one).
Two hearts beat as one, my David and I.
After sitting on a boulder for a while and brushing some of the sand from between our toes,
it felt like it was the right time to go...
On the drive back home, we had to pull over and take a shot of the one last blessing that our evening bestowed upon us...
How is that for a sign confirming you are living the right way in the moment ?
As you can imagine, most of the angst and sadness were pushed aside for thankfulness and peace after our little adventure at the beach.
The bad stuff is always there.
Tons of it...
So much crap that it is easy to feel like you are drowning in it.
But you know what ?
So is the GOOD stuff.
We just have to work a little harder to keep the focus on it, I guess.
I am so thankful that I have learned that !
(Thanks and big, huge LOVE to my man, David for taking me away and also for taking all the pix with the big gun Canon. I love you even more than raspberries, Baby ! )
I hope you get to go out and find your own rainbows today, Beautiful Ones.
Happy Friday !
A song for David...I'll love you more...